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Old 08-31-2015, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default 2002 SL2 front brakes upgrade?

New saturn owner. I was looking to put new front brks on mg Sl2. Any suggestion. Not to much planning on adding turbo down the line but firzt working on stability and oh yeah. STOPPING lol.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2002 SL2 front brakes upgrade?

Get quality rotors that won't rust out in a year (they have a coating on the hub and in the cooling vanes) and get quality pads such as EBC GreenStuff.
I don't believe any other calipers bolt-on, at least no cheap ones do.

Probably wouldn't hurt to suck out most of the old DOT3 from the MC, fill it with new, and bleed all 4 corners making sure to keep the MC full.

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Old 08-31-2015, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thank you for the info. Are the stock calipers strong enough to stop when traveling faster than I should. How bout rear brakes? My first Saturn and I am hooked. Awesome little car.

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Old 08-31-2015, 12:24 PM   #4
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Pretty sure 99% of the guys in the 400whp+ club use factory calipers.

Unless you fancy tearing apart the rear calipers every 6 months to relube the slide pins just replace/rebuild the factory drum setup rather than swapping to rear disc.

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Old 09-01-2015, 01:27 PM   #5
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Hey Fetch, why has the Subaru avatar gone?

(Thanks again for your kind SW2 roadside assistance August 2013 near Montpelier!).

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Hey Fetch, why has the Subaru avatar gone?

(Thanks again for your kind SW2 roadside assistance August 2013 near Montpelier!).
That particular Subaru got traded for a legit off-road vehicle ('96 Ram 1500 w/ 3" body lift and soon to be dana 60 front 70 or 80 rear) Still have a Forester for DD.

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Pretty sure 99% of the guys in the 400whp+ club use factory calipers.

Unless you fancy tearing apart the rear calipers every 6 months to relube the slide pins just replace/rebuild the factory drum setup rather than swapping to rear disc.
Rear disk brakes are a maintenance disaster on anything but a track car.

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Old 09-01-2015, 06:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2002 SL2 front brakes upgrade?

Yea, check the rear drums and replace the shoes/drums if worn out. Also check the hardware components and check the wheel cylinders to see if they're leaking or not.

+1 on the EBC pads on the front. Get Centric rotors if you want/need them, I got them and they are excellent. Good deal on Amazon Prime.

Front Calipers are plenty strong. Bleed the brakes if it looks like it's been more than 2-3 years. Amsoil DOT 3 Brake Fluid is an excellent choice; I have it in both Saturns & my truck.

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Old 09-01-2015, 06:57 PM   #9
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i'd suggest looking at some drilled vented rotors,(not slotted), coupled with ceramic pads. i've got them on both my saturn mailcars. which put a hurt on brakes like no other kind of daily driving. not sure of the knock on rear discs. i like them because there so much simpler to service, and i've got them apart every 6 months anyway. i had some idiot pull out in front of me, at 60 mph, and i pulled the parking brake to stop faster. it actually locked the rear wheels up, which i don't think would have happened with drums.

everyone has preferences.....

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:18 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. I think gonna go with new rotors and pads in front and just replace brake shoes rear and c what happens. I will let you all know what kind.

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Old 09-03-2015, 09:38 AM   #11
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Default Re: 2002 SL2 front brakes upgrade?

Just did my brakes a couple of weeks ago. Front pads $73 at Napa for the best they had (lifetime warrantee), and $19 for the rear shoes and a $6 core charge. Front discs were a piece of cake. For some reason assembly of the rear shoes was a PITA. I left one set on the car until I had installed the other side and had to keep going back and looking at the other side to see if I was assembling it correctly. Those little springs (3) were hard to get back on while at the same time keeping everything aligned.

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